Garden and outdoor spaces can often be a chore for some and delight to others. Depending on how you see it though, your outdoor area should be given the same amount of care and attention that you give to your indoors. So if you want to take your garden to the next level, then here’s how to do it.
Be Creative With The Layout
Even the smallest of gardens can feel bigger than they actually are if you’re clever when it comes to the layout. If you have the budget and the time available to you, then it might be worth starting from scratch and removing everything from your garden so that you have a blank canvas to work with. From here, you can switch up the design of your space, incorporate different sections and remove anything in the garden that might have been taking up too much room.
Invest In Decking
Decking gives you the ability to add a different level to your outdoor space which can be used for dining space, a separate area to house your BBQ or a way of extending your property’s square footage by attaching it to your house. Composite decking is great if you want a low maintenance but high-quality looking decking that’s built to withstand all of life’s elements. Decking also makes an outdoor space more attractive to you and your guests, and you are likely to make more use out of your garden because of it. Opt for darker wood as this will likely last longer and show up less wear and tear.
Play With Colour
The garden is one place where you can afford to go a little wild with colour. With so many plants and flowers available, you can change up the colour scheme according to the season. Don’t be afraid to opt for different shades and tones when it comes textures within the space too. Coloured stones and marble tiles are a great way of mixing up the garden’s appearance and can make a rather dull-looking space look more vibrant and visually stimulating. If your garden is surrounded by fencing, don’t forget that this is what defines the shape and size of your space, so keep the paint fresh and replace any rotting wood.
Dress With Furniture
Outdoor furniture can really give your garden a little more extravagance, so invest in some outdoor pieces that reflect and suit your personality and style. Obviously, open to the elements, it’s important to know what type of materials to get in order to reduce the amount of upkeep you’ll need to do to keep it all looking presentable. Try and avoid anything metal as over time this will certainly rust. Look for waterproof aluminum and pre-treated wood that’s known to thrive in even the coldest of temperatures.
As we approach the slightly warmer months, there’s no better time than now to spend time on your outdoor space so that it can be appreciated just as much as the indoors. Try these tips today to take your garden to the next level.